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Jeudi

January 29th

Papa Mali and Cary Hudson

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Two local blues rockers shake things down on Canal

 

St. Cecilia’s Asylym Chorus

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

Choral group welded through New Orleans eclectic music scene; $5

       

Jonathan Freilich

Ogden After Hours, 6p.m.

Hear the guitarist/composer play and speak at Thursday’s premier after hours event

 

Chrisette Michelle

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Grammy nominated singer for her album “Better” in 2013

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Drumming sensation takes the stage with Mike Dillon and Brian Haas

 

 

Moth GrandSLAM Championship: 1

The Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Ten StorySLAM champs retell their tales to the theme “Fish Out of Water”

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

Hit and Run Caught on Camera


Cameras are changing crime. On Friday (1.24), surveillance caught a hit and run collision on tape. Now, the New Orleans Police Department are searching for the suspect vehicle.


Today in NOLA: 1.20.15


Today established local trumpeter Kermit Ruffins does his weekly thing at Bullet's. For those who want a night off from music, Siberia is hosting trivia night and Blue Ruin is playing at Indywood. On this day in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Lewis had promised to abstain from obscenities during the show, but he broke his promise.


Hollywood South Absent at Oscars


Hollywood South had a great run at the Oscars. First, there was the feel good story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In 2013, Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations and even more cache in buzz. The following year, locally shot films like Twelve Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club dominated the awards. However, when nominations were released today (1.15), Louisiana was conspicuously missing.


Man Beaten with Purse, Robbed in CBD (Video)


How many crooks does it take to mug a man? In one case from early Monday (1.15) morning, it appears that the answer is “four.” The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is on the hunt for a quartet of suspects after a man was beaten and robbed in the Central Business District.


Vitter's Day at the Movies


Need a date for the movies? Well, Senator David Vitter announced that he is looking for friends to join him at the cinema on Monday (12.29). Bitter will be heading to Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive) to take in a screening of the controversial comedy The Interview.


The Interview Comes to NOLA


James Franco won’t have to worry about relying on his poetry to pay the bills. It took some prodding from the POTUS, but New Orleanians will are able to see the headline grabbing comedy, The Interview. Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive) will premier the movie on Christmas Day (12.25). The film is also available streaming online now.


Schoolhouses Rocked: Break-Ins at Coghill & UNO Food Court (Videos)


School was out over Thanksgiving weekend, but that didn’t stop these crooks from trying to get back in. Police are now on the hunt for clues into the identity and motives of two separate men who broke into local schools on November 28.


State of the Screen: Film Picks for the Week


By Ashley Rouen

Thanksgiving is a popular time for folks to head to the movies. The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1 held a five-day streak at number one through the holidays, grossing 82.6 million dollars. While big blockbusters hog much of the movie going hype, many local theatres set out to bring classic and independent films to the big screen.


Film Review: Fury


By Jason Raymond

Psychokinesis describes what happens in contemporary war movies as well as anything else I can think of. During the many battle sequences of Fury you are mesmerized by all the CGI pyrotechnics, complex sound, and quick edits that transport you inside an M4 Sherman tank. For about twenty-five years [1942-1977], America churned out movies about World War Two when much of the audience actively participated in the conflict to some degree. Yet the technology underpinning filmmaking never could achieve - what? technical accuracy? - the sheer spellbinding visuals in this movie.  


Weekend Fete is Always For Pleasure


By John Bisone

Self-gratification, satisfaction, and enjoyment needn't be justified in the Crescent city; pleasure is allowed to be its own reward. This weekend the collective that brought us Beasts Of The Southern Wild, celebrates artists and institutions that work for pleasure in their first annual Movies Music Art Mayhem festival, Always For Pleasure. The festival kicks off tonight at 7p.m. at AFP Headquarters at 2735c Toulouse, with a showing of festival namesake and inspiration Les Blank's iconic New Orleans masterpiece, Always For Pleasure.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock